Prayer for when you’re not happy

Unhappiness is all too common these days. There are a lot of people suffering from depression all around the world. If a sense of sadness or lack of motivation persists in your life, it’s important that you seek help. You do not have to live with constant unhappiness.

One of the things that helps avoid sadness is to get moving. Exercise, activity, and engaging with the world helps a lot — especially when your activity lets you connect with people (I talk more about this in the audio below the prayer).

Still, your faith in God is the most powerful remedy against sadness. Remember his great love for you. Remember all Jesus did and does for you.  You are loved so much by our Creator. Go to his presence and be filled with his love which drives out all sadness.

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Prayer for when you're not happy

Audio message and prayer from Vincent:

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If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 

John 15:10-12

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7


O loving Lord,

I’m not feeling well. I’m unhappy. Why do I feel this way? Can you help me? Will you?

Remind me again, O Lord, of the great love of Christ. How he gave everything for me, taking all my shame upon him.

He gave up his innocence for me. Jesus bled for me. He died for me. The love of God has no limit.

May the merciful love of Christ touch my soul once again. May your Spirit enter my sad heart. Restore me. Stay.

And may my heart respond to your love, O blessed Lord, by loving someone else. As loving another is the best way to love you.

I can’t do it alone, O Lord.

I need you desperately. I depend upon you. I trust you.

Awaken in me your love. Bring me your everlasting joy.

In the name of Christ Jesus,


9 thoughts on “Prayer for when you’re not happy

  1. My prayer request is that today I pray for God to help me for my sadness I pray God to help my children a tiba, oba and Callum. AKEEM died already. God knows best I also pray that God will open a way for a tiba and Oba keep them away from trouble and covered them Jesus with your blood open a way for them to get jobs Lord and keep them in your harm out of any harm, My prayer request is that today I pray for God to help me for my sadness I prefer God to help my children a tiba and Oba and Callum one died already his name was AKEEM

    • Dear Malika yahya, I’m so sorry for your loss and for your troubles. I will certainly pray for your happiness and for your children. Do not give up hope! The Lord can restore your joy. Believe. Trust. Seek him and he will help you.

      Send your loving grace O Lord to Malika yahya and her family… pour out your Spirit in abundance over them all… bless them and protect them… heal Malika yahya’s wounds, restore this child of yours… bring back her joy in faith and love, O blessed Lord… in Jesus name, Amen.

  2. Thank you so much for this post, I waited and checked my emails often, already wondering if you are okay! 🙂 and this post is coming in a good time! god bless you

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  4. Please pray for my daughter Kerry, she has Type 1 Diabetes,(which she has always done a poor job of controlling) Bipolar Disorder, OCD.
    She has recently had a few scares with possible beginning kidney disease, and retinopathy. I told her that God was giving her the clearest message he possibly could that she was getting another chance, we still don’t know about her eye.
    She has moved into an apartment by herself for the first time and is very depressed.

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